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Iran's Larijani warns Obama about the consequences of Clinton's policies

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

The Majlis Speaker, Ali Larijani, warned President Barack Obama on Sunday about the repercussions of policies followed by his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The policies being followed by Clinton has been simply undermining the U.S. national interests, Larijani noted.

Ali Larijani

The remarks by Larijani came as Clinton made harsh remarks against Iran while she recently visited Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Clinton aides revealed that she visited Arab Persian Gulf states to convince them to put more pressure on Iran.

Addressing the parliament, Larijani said the massive participation of people in the February 11 rallies in Iran thwarted the plot devised by the U.S. and other Western countries.

Thus, U.S. officials could not tolerate such massive rallies and made decision to travel to the region to show that they are important, he added.

MP says U.S. seeking to promote Iranophobia in region

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MP Kazem Jalali said on Sunday that the U.S. is seeking certain aims including promoting Iranophobia and provoking Arab countries against Tehran.

Jalali, who is the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee rapporteur, said Clinton was also trying to portray Iran as an enemy of Arabs.

He went on to say that Clinton traveled to the region ostensibly to attend U.S.-Islamic World Forum, but she actually tried to create a negative image of Iran among the Arab nations in order to isolate the Islamic republic.

However, Jalali, a professor of political science at Shahid Beheshti University, said it is clear that no Arab countries believe that Iran is considering any military action against them.

Arab countries are aware of the fact that the U.S is the major enemy of regional countries, the lawmaker told the Mehr News Agency.

The senior lawmaker said the U.S. has other aims including diverting attention from the Zionist regime's threat to the region and incite an arms race in the region in order to sell more weapons.

Military adventures in the region have cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars over the years and it is seeking to sell arms to the rich Arab nations to somewhat make up for the expenses, he added.

He also said four other U.S. officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, plan to travel to the region.

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